Ewing Township, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/19/2018 -- OCM is helping victims of Hurricane Michael by donating over 300 bedding, sheet sets, and towel to The American Red Cross in Florida. This donation will provide shelters with additional resources to use while housing victims and people starting fresh after the impact of this unprecedented storm. Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm early Wednesday afternoon, October 10, has produced extreme storm surges, spawned numerous tornadoes and has caused massive destruction in its path. To date, the storm has taken the lives of a total of 29 residents across four Southern United States.
"Our hearts go out to the individuals and families who have been impacted by this devastating disaster," said Andy McDade, OCM President. "We cannot begin to relate to the loss these Florida residents have and continue to experience. Our hope is that this donation can touch as many as possible, and create positive impact on their recovery."
The American Red Cross has been providing hurricane relief to survivors and first responders that have been impacted by Hurricane Michael by providing food, water and supplies. More than 1,280 Red Cross disaster workers are on the ground to support relief efforts across three states. They have served over 195,000 meals and snacks, and they have distributed more than 4,700 relief items like clean up kits, rakes, shovels, bleach, garbage bags and more to help with the clean-up effort.
Each year, OCM donates to local charities and non-profits, such as United Way, American Red Cross, Women in Need shelters, Humane Society, including Hurricane victims from Irma in Puerto Rico to Michael in Florida. Over a dozen agencies in all! Giving back is top of mind! Every OCM purchase goes a step farther: it sends dollars back to your school, for campus and housing programs, scholarship programs, and enriching student's college experience. When news about the disaster broke, OCM knew that their resources were needed far beyond college students and their families. They are encouraging everyone to consider how they too can help the victims of this natural disaster, whether it is through a monetary or tangible donation.
For nearly 40 years, OCM has been the approved, official partner and endorsed sponsor for more than 900 college campuses and 1,500 campus organizations across the U.S. serving as a one-stop shop for affordable, college-approved dorm room supplies, care packages, and other college essentials. Students and parents can visit the new website at ocm.com to shop over 10,000 college-approved products, such as twin XL dorm bedding sets guaranteed to fit any dorm bed, dorm decor, bath sets, graduation frames, care packages, and more. Additionally, every OCM purchase sends dollars back to the student's school for campus programming, and donations to more than a dozen local and non-profit organizations. To date, OCM has helped more than 6 million students and families. For more information, please visit ocm.com or contact or contact Andy McDade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit them on Twitter at @RedCross.
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